This Patreon-exclusive mini review is from 2012 – I think – there or thereabouts anyhow. Even so, this product review is still relevant because it’s still available for sale, even after all these years!
So I’ve included the current price for you, just in case.
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Kathryn14th February 2023 at 7:51 pm
Thanks for nothing dude. NOT going to pay patreon anything just to read an outdated review.
Paul Rigby15th February 2023 at 9:53 am
Hi Kathryn – the tone of this one seems a little…mean spirited? Are they the words I’m looking for? (You could have quickly and politely asked me why I was posting this, if you were confused or unsure of my motives).
In case you’re interested and to provide some context, which I suppose you’re not so perhaps this is aimed at others of a similar mindset then, Patreon exists in the first place to help support what I do here. The whole ‘Audiophile Man’ thing is my job. It’s not a hobby. It’s how I pay my bills. Even with the Ads on this site (which don’t pay a lot), I would lay odds that my overall income is way below yours and most people who visit my site and social media platforms.
So on a basic level, Patreon keeps me going and any help is valued and appreciated on that basis.
My job might look glitzy but really, it ain’t.
And before you ask? I do the job because I enjoy it. Because that’s my priority in life.
So there’s that.
Also, if you had perused Patreon at all, you would see that I offer an array of editorial.
Early looks at new videos, exclusive buyers guides, exclusive music memorabilia features, exclusive tour videos, exclusive preview videos and so on.
Having been in the business for many years, I also have an extensive archive. Much of which is not viewable on this site. For those who might be interested, I put that on Patreon. The Oyaide stabiliser was one of those. As I said, this review was originally published 2012. In HiFi World magazine, the UK news-stand publication.
The idea of publishing archive material on Patreon is to grow a resource of HiFi features on older HiFi kit because – as you know – HiFi never disappears. It comes around again on the second-hand market. Trouble is, most people who might be interested in buying this stuff often can’t find a relevant review to help them in their buying decisions. So that’s part of the reason my archive exists. I even have an Archive tag on Patreon so you can peruse all of these items.
As I also said, this product is also still on sale and this review features the current price. Hence, my comments still hold so it’s not out of date.
If I made a mistake in this post – and I did – then it was possibly excluding the above (or at least some of it) in the original post. I’ll do that in future.
(NOTE: If you support me on Patreon then I expand a bit on the above in a new feature I’ve just posted over there, so that might better help to explain the whole Archive thing.)